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By Stephen F. Kennedy, Donald J. Albers, Gerald L. Alexanderson, Della Dumbaugh, Frank A. Farris, Deanna B. Haunsperger, Paul Zorn

ISBN-10: 0883855887

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The MAA used to be based in 1915 to function a house for The American Mathematical Monthly. The project of the Association-to develop arithmetic, specially on the collegiate level-has, even though, continually been better than purely publishing world-class mathematical exposition. MAA contributors have explored greater than simply arithmetic; we've got, as this quantity attempts to make obvious, investigated mathematical connections to pedagogy, heritage, the humanities, know-how, literature, each box of highbrow exercise. Essays, all commissioned for this quantity, contain exposition by means of Bob Devaney, Robin Wilson, and Frank Morgan; heritage from Karen Parshall, Della Dumbaugh, and invoice Dunham; pedagogical dialogue from Paul Zorn, Joe Gallian, and Michael Starbird, and cultural remark from Bonnie Gold, Jon Borwein, and Steve Abbott.

This quantity includes 35 essays through all-star writers and expositors writing to rejoice a unprecedented century for mathematics-more arithmetic has been created and released due to the fact 1915 than in all of past recorded historical past. we have solved age-old mysteries, created whole new fields of research, and altered our belief of what arithmetic is. a lot of these tales are informed during this quantity because the individuals paint a portrait of the large cultural sweep of arithmetic throughout the MAA's first century. arithmetic is the main exciting, the main human, quarter of highbrow inquiry; you'll find during this quantity compelling evidence of that claim.

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Res. Inst. Publ. 10. Springer, New York, 1988. [32] J. Milnor, Dynamics in One Complex Variable, Third Ed. Princeton University Press, 2006. [33] P. Montel, Sur la repr´esentation conforme. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris 164 (1917), 879–881. [34] G. A. Pfeiffer, On the conformal geometry of analytic arcs. Amer. J.. Math. 37 (1915), 395–430. [35] ———, On the conformal mapping of curvilinear angles. x/. Trans. AMS 18 (1917), 185–198. x/. Ann. Math. 2 no. 20 (1918), 13–22. [37] J. F. Ritt, On certain real solutions of Babbage’s functional equation.

Bennett, and the other [37] by the mathematician Joseph Fels Ritt, who later published periodically in the MAA circle of magazines and became a life-long member of the MAA in the early 1920s. Bennett’s paper, appearing in the Annals in September 1915, came before Ritt’s and represents the first American research paper to look at the iteration of complex functions. While Bennett’s paper does not contain any important new results, its greatest benefit was an introduction to US readers of the results of Kœnigs and others.

13] P. Fatou, Sur les solutions uniformes de certaines e´ quations fonctionnelles. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris 143 (1906), 546–548. [14] ———, Sur les substitutions rationnelles. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris 164 (1917), 806–808. [15] ———, Sur les substitutions rationnelles. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris 165 (1917), 992–995. [16] ———, Sur les e´ quations fonctionnelles. Bull. SMF 47 (1919), 161–271; Bull. SMF 48 (1920), 33–94 and 208–314. [17] ———, Sur l’it´eration de certaines fonctions alg´ebriques. Darboux Bull.

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